Go adventuring in comfort and style.
With a beautiful fit and lovely, professional-looking details, the Forester is a truly achievable outerwear pattern - we think you'll be surprised by how simple it is to make!
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I made both the women's forester and the men's forester at the same time. Such a nice pattern and works up beautifully.
I've been looking for a pattern like this for a while so I'm glad I came across the Forrester. I've not had a chance to make it yet but hope to be able to do so soon.
This pattern is written so well with so much detail, it was a pleasure to put together a coat that I'm so happy with and proud to wear :) the drafting is also spot on, you've set the bar high for independent PDF pattern drafters!
The directions were really good, I made my first adult coat with this pattern and it turned out pretty good I would say!
Loved this pattern! Super simple to follow and the end result looked great! The mini videos i the pattern were a great help when I was stuck.
The only bit I got stuck in was step 39 as my collar piece was a bit small and found I had to stretch it slightly. I also realised I only needed to do the outer collar, as the lining collar would be sewn later on.
I was in between sizes so sized up and it was a bit big, but was easy to sew another seam allowance to the loose areas as needed (I’m usually a rtw size 14-16 and made size j). It sits big enough that I could wear a top and jumper underneath comfortably. I found the recommended zipper for size j (70cm) too long, but a 66cm one was perfect.
If doing again, I would add light interfacing to the collar as I found it sagging in some areas (that could be the material I used though - wool blend suiting). I found the hood a bit tight too, so would probably size up if next time (but I do have a big head haha).
I added toggles to mine as I love the look of toggles, but all fastening options instructions are easy to follow.
I found the custom fit instructions and size blending options interesting and will try them next time (I was a bit intimidated to try these the first time).
Haven't got to use yet but looks good
I love this coat, I made it from forest green wool. It’s just tailored enough to look pulled together, but still comfy and easy to make as all Twig and Tale patterns are. I love the in seam pockets and the details that make it look much harder to make than it is. I love that I can easily follow the instructions step by step, and create such a professional looking result. Thank you for another gorgeous pattern
Great fit and so easy to follow instructions.
Love the fit. Instructions easy to follow. Love love love.
This pattern came with so much great instructions and wonderful tips. It fits perfectly and looks beautiful